Concerning the original problem of website links: do you know of a link as an example for what you are describing? I would like to see if first hand, if possible.
At work, I would think you would have a newer version of IE, perhaps because IE8 is the earliest version on the Windows 7 operating system. It is easy to check. You would click "Tools" or
something that looks like a cog-wheel. Look to the bottom of the list at about internet explorer
. That should list the version you are using at home, and also in your office.
If you have IE7 running at home, I would think you would be running windows XP. If you are running XP, the latest browser you can upgrade to is only IE8. Still, IE8 comes with many security improvements and other features over IE7, so I highly recommend upgrading to the latest version of IE as soon as possible: Internet Explorer - Web Browser for Microsoft Windows Note
that Internet Explorer 9 is even more secure and faster than IE8. Only Windows 7 and Windows Vista can use IE9, however.
There were many fixes to the latest browser, perhaps upgrading might solve your problem?